Live Laugh Love

At my job, we offer Adult Basic Education and English has a Second Language classes.  Though I work with both programs and students, the ESL program is largely my responsibility.  I love all of our students but my ESL students are special.  They are a very close knit group and some of the kindest, sweetest people I’ve met.  Monday morning we learned that one of our beloved Colombian students died of a heart attack over the weekend.  He was 48 years old and he and his wife were both students in our program. We were and still are in heart broken and in shock.  He was full of life, funny, sweet and caring.  He had a history of heart problems, and he had been having more problems lately.  Doctors found an issue and had plans to fix it this coming Friday.  Last night, my co-worker and I attended the visitation at the funeral home.  I was very happy to see so many of our students, tutors and their friends there as well.  The couple have no children or family in the area.  They were a very close couple, if you saw one, the other was not far behind.  So, I take comfort that his wife will have lots of support.

I know people say it all of the time, but lives can and do change in a instant.  Close friends of ours recently loss a loved one unexpectedly.  A seemingly healthy and vibrant person one day and gone the next.  Life is very short and not guaranteed.  Often times we fill it with unnecessary worry and drama and it clouds the important aspects of our lives. Also, spending time trying to accommodate and adjust your life  to please those who never reciprocate is for the birds.  Life is filled with relationships, and a good healthy relationship, be it with a lover, friend or family member, isn’t one-sided!  So, enjoy your life, and take stock of the important people and things in it.  Make them your priority today because you may not have tomorrow.

                                            While you can…

1 Comment

  • Reply kita October 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Loved this. Life is short to be worried about the what if’s live life for you because we only get once chance at it. I hope all is well with you and your fam

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